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Jimmy Jay Lefton

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Jimmy Lefton’s practice is concentrated in Family Law, Personal Injury and General Civil Litigation.

His Family Law practice encompasses all types of Family Law Matters, including Divorces (contested and uncontested), Dissolutions, Change in Custody, Grandparent Rights, Child Support Establishment and Modification, Spousal Support, Paternity and Adoption. He has litigated before all of the Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court Judges and Magistrates in Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Clermont Counties.

Jimmy is a goal oriented Family Law Practitioner. Working with clients and identifying their objectives allows Mr. Lefton to customize his legal service and advice to best serve the needs of the client. Most clients would rather avoid the time, cost and drama of litigating Family Law matters. Therefore, Mr. Lefton works very hard with his clients to explore every opportunity to resolve issues out of court.

Jimmy also handles major personal injury matters including Auto Accident, Slip and Fall, Dog Bites, Wrongful death, Birth Injury, Brain Damage other catastrophic injuries.

While attending law school, Jimmy worked as an Assistant Attorney for the City of East Lansing, Michigan. Also while in law school, he was elected to a two year term on the school’s Law Review.

Prior to joining Barron Peck Bennie & Schlemmer, Jimmy worked as an assistant Prosecutor for Joseph Deters in the Hamilton County Prosecutors Office.

Jimmy is married with 3 children. He is very active in his community where he devotes a majority of his personal time to coaching youth sports including baseball, football and basketball. He is a board member of the Sycamore Athletic Club, Youth Basketball Organization.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 60%
    22 years
  2. Child Support: 20%
    22 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    22 years



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Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • David Wade Peck

    Jimmy is an excellent family law attorney, both in the courtroom and with superlative collaborative skills when matters can be resolved outside a courtroom setting.


    David Peck Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Chad G. Koop

    Jimmy is a smart, creative, and reasonable attorney when working in a collaborative manner. He works in a very respectful way while at the same time pushing his client's interests to the forefront. I have seen his ability to skillfully negotiate outside of court; however, I am also very aware of his ability to zealously litigate in the courtroom when necessary. Jimmy is an excellent attorney that I highly recommend.


    Chad Koop Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Barron, Peck, Bennie & Schlemmer

3074 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH, 45209


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBarron Peck Bennie & Schlemmer2001 - Present
PartnerKatz & Lefton Co., L.P.A.1999 - 2001
AttorneyRichard L. Katz, Co. L.P.A.1997 - 1999
Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyHamilton County Prosecutor's Office1995 - 1997
Associate AttorneyThomas A. Jackson & Associates1994 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2012 - Present
Cincinnati Bar AssociationN/A1994 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/A1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Grandparent Parenting TimeSettlement reached prior to trial
Long Distance Parenting TimeDecision by the court
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Publication nameTitleDate
513Divorce.comDivorce Webstie2012
YoutubePicking an Experience Family Lawyer2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJuris Doctor - Cum Laude1993
Ohio State UniversityCommunicationBachelor of Arts1990
Walnut Hills High SchoolN/AN/A1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
In-House SeminarHow to Handle Divorce Cases in Ohio2011